Gorilla Fight Gear Hitman Sparring Gloves
Hitman Sparring Gloves
When I bought my pair of Gorilla Fight Gear Hitman Sparring Gloves, I never thought they’d be any better than the pair of Cleto Reyes I had for months; I just thought they’d be mere replacements. I bought mine online for $89 with an additional cost for shipping to the Philippines worth $18. Since the carrier I used didn’t have a tracking system, I could only wait until my gloves arrive. Nevertheless, I got them about four to five weeks later (bummer!). Although I was disappointed with the shipping, seeing my gloves was the contrary. I was amazed at how they seem to be made particularly for me; with smaller hand compartments which made them fit just right in.
To add, its leather is so comfortable and smooth that I could easily slip my hands on and off of it. The thickness of the leather supports a great clinch and its pure black-colored design makes it look classy and neat.
When it comes to its padding and wrist support, Gorilla Fight Gear’s Hitman Sparring Gloves are a bit harder than the pair of Cleto Reyes I have and thicker which makes for twice the hand protection I need. I often feel pain in my knuckles and wrist after using the Reyes gloves, but not with Gorilla’s. The wrist support is so snugly fit and will not move even if I’m not well wrapped for a tougher session of sparring. The bungee lace, I think really does good work in making it easier for me to put my gloves on and off.
Having comfortable and secure gloves in sparring is important. What is also important having gloves that give some serious pop. The pair of Cleto Reyes I have had always been reliable, but since Gorilla Fight Gear’s Hitman Sparring Gloves’ padding are a lot denser, they are sure to provide a better pop especially if you punch hard enough for the people to notice. I could say that these are better for sparring, pad and bag works.
If I’ll be rating both my Cleto Reyes and Gorilla Fight Gear Hitman Sparring Gloves from 1 to 10 based on their leather, 9/10 would be for the former and 8/10 would be for the latter. As for the padding, I’d say Gorilla deserves an 8/10 and Reyes a 5/10 for having a rather too soft and squishy padding. Gorilla gloves also have a better wrist support and I’d give them a rate of 9/10 for that as compared to 6/10 for Reyes. Although I could do some adjusting to my Reyes, having a nice fit with my Gorilla’s is a lot better, most especially if I see that my wrist are more protected than ever.
Furthermore, with Gorilla, I also have a snug hand compartment that allows for nice tight clinch right out of the box. With the overall fit I’d give an 8/10 for Gorilla and 6/10 for Reyes since the latter were a bit large for my small hands. The lining of the Gorilla gloves is smooth and comfortable but it takes a little bit more time to dry them up because of the bungee lace, The Reyes gloves on the other hand do just fine; I’d give a 9/10 for them and 7/10 for Gorilla’s.
The overall quality of Gorilla’s that I got could be rated as 8/10 because of the solid stitching and a rather asymmetrically placed rubber logo; for the pair of Reyes, I’d give a 9/10. Since I got my pair with a little help from Facebook subscribe coupon code – which gave me 10% off the price – I believe this pair is well-priced and I’d give a 7/10 for that; Reyes gloves can have a 5/10 for the cost. The Gorilla Fight Gear Hitman Sparring Gloves may not be as high quality as the Reyes, but with almost half the price off, I still feel that this was never a waste of money since it also serves great value in other areas as compared to the Reyes.